Clout in a sentence as a noun

Crowd funding is a way of leveraging that kind of clout.

And in some ways, they've tainted that idea for others who may appreciate the "clout score.

The only time they do is if the artist gets really pissed off, has some clout and the studio/label wants to keep them happy.

I think what we need to work on is improving the political clout of engineers, not destroying hollywood.

If the HN crowd is up in arms, there are probably many at MIT wanting to see retribution, and likely have the clout to see it happen.

The American colonists were very wealthy, but had no clout because they were 3000 miles away from those making the decisions.

Clout in a sentence as a verb

Professional organizations make a lot of dues money from their members, which is then use to purchase enough clout to delay the FDA at least once.

Folks who have their startups in fields where government help can work eg. education, social service, etc. are able to uniquely utilize startup chile's clout in the government sector.- Learn some Spanish.- Do something relevant.

People in real estate have more clout, baked in advantage, and respect as a member of a profession than anybody can be expected to get by calling themselves a programmer.

They get the credit for building something good and scalable with AWS, but of course it was a separate team lead by a senior executive with enough political clout to shelter that team.

""I'd attend a meeting where we needed 3 or 4 relevant people to discuss something but 30 or more would show up, to represent their group's interests, even if they had no real idea of what was going on. It was nearly impossible to reach any consensus, all decisions ultimately got made by whatever interested PM had the most clout - often not the PM with the most expertise or relevance"" I recall the sole-sucking Business Process Reviews we'd go through.

Clout definitions


a target used in archery


special advantage or influence; "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"

See also: pull


a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood


(boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"

See also: punch poke lick biff slug


strike hard, especially with the fist; "He clouted his attacker"